Upon a Winter's Night lyrics

by Cara Dillon


Rise up, rise up, come everyone, and worship your new King
And join with us in chorus, hear the choirs of angels sing
Sweet Mary bore the son of God, a baby born of light
She gave to us a Saviour pure upon a winter's night.

The shepherds gazed in wonder on that cold and lonely night
As Gabriel the angel came before them bathed in light
His voice rang out like bells and choirs, of angels they did sing
A journey they must make to kneel before the newborn King.

Far in the East three wise-men looked upon a starry sky
The brightest star they'd ever seen shown down from heaven high,
It led them to a stable where the lowly cattle lay
They knelt before sweet Mary's child upon a bed of hay.

Rise up, rise up, come everyone, and worship your new King
And join with us in chorus, hear the choirs of angels sing
Sweet Mary bore the son of God, a baby born of light
She gave to us a Saviour pure upon a winter's night.

[Instrumental]

They gathered round the holy child that slept upon the hay
And lay their gifts before him at the dawning of the day,
The hopes and prayers of all good men lay just beyond the sight
Of Jesus Christ your Saviour born upon that winter's night.

Rise up, rise up, come everyone, and worship your new King
And join with us in chorus, hear the choirs of angels sing
Sweet Mary bore the son of God, a baby born of light
She gave to us a Saviour pure upon a winter's night.

Rise up, rise up, come everyone, and worship your new King
And join with us in chorus, hear the choirs of angels sing
Sweet Mary bore the son of God, a baby born of light
She gave to us a Saviour pure upon a winter's night.

Writers: Sam Lakeman, Noah Lakeman
Sam Lakeman - Cara Dillon's husband & musical partner
Noah Lakeman - Cara and Sam's son
Album Release: Nov 18, 2016
Producer: Sam Lakeman

Cara Dillon: Born Cara Elizabeth Dillon on July 21, 1975 in Dungiven, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Profession - Singer
Instruments - Vocals, tin whistle, fiddle
Music Style: Folk
Active Years: 1995–present
Associations: Óige, Equation, Sam Lakeman

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